Ready to Go.

Design, test, and deploy your advanced mobility ideas in Ohio, a hub of innovation. Ohio is already leading the future of ground and air mobility—which means you’ll be able to plug into a robust infrastructure with eager partners, local resources, and far less red tape. Get on the road or in the sky more quickly, effectively, and efficiently with help from Ohio’s many partners in advanced mobility.

Why Ohio?

Ohio is widely known as the birthplace of aviation. But we also have a rich history of innovation. Ohio is home to top suppliers, manufacturers, academics, researchers, and trailblazers in the automotive, aviation, and aerospace industries.

Ohio’s $104.6 billion manufacturing industry is the 3rd largest in the nation, drawing top engineering talent from the coasts. And with more than 80 colleges and universities equipping an average of 13,000 engineering professionals every year, you’ll have access to an impressive and growing advanced manufacturing workforce.

What’s more, you’ll be in close proximity to legislative and governmental initiatives, public and private collaborations, and ground-breaking, cross-industry research and development. If you’re looking for partners like NASA, General Motors, and the US Air Force, Ohio is a smart place to build.

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Design, Test, and Deploy, Right Here.

Your design teams get to focus on airworthiness, controls, and human factors while leaning on Ohio’s mobility-friendly laws and policies. You’ll be able to test using ground-based detect-and-avoid test ranges and evaluation areas, as well as ground and air system integration. And when it’s time to deploy, we have the manufacturing and supply chain management acquisition and procurement infrastructure you need, including robust educational and training opportunities.

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DESIGN

Work in partnership with internationally recognized air and ground mobility giants in Ohio. Automotive innovators rely on DriveOhio to bring partners like Honda and The Ohio State University to the table, while aviation innovators rely on FlyOhio to tap organizations like The Ohio UAS Center and SkyVision to support you during the design phase. The Transportation Research Center (TRC) supports both ground and air advanced mobility initiatives under AccelerateOhio.

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TEST

Put your ground and air advanced mobility ideas to the test in Ohio, an ideal testing ground for all ground and air conditions in all four seasons. SMART Cities and Connected Corridors offer on-the-spot insight and real-time research capabilities, while public, private, and federal test facilities are eager to help you troubleshoot issues, refine strategies, and push boundaries. AccelerateOhio enables efficient, effective testing that gets you to market.

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DEPLOY

Ohio’s robust infrastructure ensures supply chains, test markets, partners, and legislation you can rely on. Governmental entities are eager to support smart vehicle initiatives to support a growing number of connected communities. Lawmakers have already opened the skies for Unmanned Aircraft Systems Traffic Management (UTM) and Urban Air Mobility (UAM). AccelerateOhio is your go-to resource to find the ideal location to bring your ground and air mobility technologies to market.

We Have You Covered.

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Ground

Move toward a safer, smarter automotive future in Ohio. You’ll find advanced driver-assistance programs leveraging RADAR and LiDAR, automations software development firms, electric vehicle infrastructure, and more.

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AIR

Launch your idea in Ohio’s unmatched aviation and aerospace industries. You’ll find eVTOL eco-friendly aviation, medical delivery drones, flying cars, smart corridors, military-grade test facilities, and more.

Ready to Go in Ohio.

Discover the infrastructure assets, research partners, and federally backed certifications you need to lead in Ohio. From projects like the Cincinnati Mobility Lab and Youngstown’s Smart2 Network to connected corridors like the I-670 SmartLane and the Lake Effect Corridor, Ohio is a prime example of smart mobility in action.

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DriveOhio is a blend of public and private infrastructure entities that coordinate with advanced mobility technology developers to create a smart transportation system.

DriveOhio is a blend of public and private infrastructure entities that coordinate with advanced mobility technology developers to create a smart transportation system.

With a mission to provide safe and easy movement of people and goods from place to place, ODOT supports the state highway system and promotes transportation initiatives statewide.

TRC is the nation’s largest independent vehicle test facility and proving grounds with 4,500 acres of road courses and a 7.5-mile, high-speed oval test track.

The 540-acre Smart Mobility Advanced Research and Test (SMART) Center at the TRC enables testing of new technologies and autonomous and connected vehicles in a real-world environment.

OSU’s Center for Automotive Research (CAR) program is focused on intelligent transportation systems, advanced vehicle safety, and sustainable mobility within a state-of-the-art Driving Simulation Laboratory.

The combined effort of Connected Marysville, Connected Dublin, and public and private partners created the Route 33 Smart Mobility Corridor, one of the largest deployments of connected vehicles in the country.

OFRN supports research and development initiatives in smart mobility technologies through a collaboration of industry, university, and NASA or AFRL partnerships.

NASA Glenn Research Center runs more than 500 specialized aviation research and test facilities, including sound testing for drones in collaboration with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

The AFRL leads the discovery, development, and delivery of warfighting technologies for air, space, and cyberspace forces, as well as emerging UAM/UTM markets.

SkyVision offers airspace monitoring services for aircraft and sensor testing of drone and unmanned aircraft flight beyond sight operations at the Springfield-Beckley Municipal Airport.

AFWERx Agility Prime, a non-traditional military program that accelerates the commercial market for advanced air mobility vehicles (i.e., "flying cars") through universal safety and security standards.

How We Work With You.

SCOPE

We’ll discuss your objectives and identify the best combination of partners, resources and assets to help your team deliver outcomes.

AGREEMENTS

We’ll work with your team to quickly establish agreements and tailor procedures to get you up and running in Ohio at the speed of business.

EXECUTION

We’ll provide ongoing, expert support throughout your project with the ability to rapidly adjust and add partners to meet your team’s needs.

How We’re Looking Out for You.

BUSINESS INCENTIVES

We offer a variety of performance-based incentives to aid autonomous technology companies that are starting, relocating, or expanding operations in the state. This funding can support workforce development, research and development, revitalization, and more to help you grow your business in Ohio.

RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT CENTER GRANT

We are committed to supporting pioneers in the state and driving industry-changing innovation. That’s why we created the JobsOhio Research & Development Center Grant, which includes up to $100 million of overall funding assistance to help facilitate the creation of new research and development centers across Ohio. This grant can help you establish new research and development for your initiatives.

SITES & BUILDINGS INITIATIVES

We offer multiple initiatives related to site and building development for autonomous vehicle research and manufacturing, advanced mobility research, and more. From readily available sites to help with site upgrades, you’ll find the support you need to choose a location, customize the facility, and begin operations.

Contact JobsOhio First.

Come design, test, and deploy in Ohio and you’ll gain access to collaborative public and private partners and resources including a built-in manufacturing supply chain that boasts the 3rd largest manufacturing workforce in the nation. We bring public and private innovators and decision makers together to remove barriers, make connections, and provide opportunity.

Talk to one of our JobsOhio directors. We know the questions to ask, the steps to take, and the contacts to make to get you on the ground or in the air on your timeline.

Jonathan Bridges
Jonathan Bridges
Managing Director
Automotive, Steel and White Goods
Elaine Bryant
Elaine Bryant
Managing Director